Pelicans star Zion Williamson joins Shaquille O’Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in another insane milestone
Zion joins a trio of legends in Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O’Neal, and David Robinson with his latest scoring feat (h/t ESPN Stats & Info on Twitter):
Zion Williamson is the 4th player in NBA history with 10 or more 30-point games on 70% shooting within his first 2 seasons. The others are Hall of Famers Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, and David Robinson. pic.twitter.com/DS4gZAe1XN
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) April 21, 2021
Aside from the fact that Zion joins three Hall of Famers in his recent achievement, it is also worth noting that all three of these legends are 7-foot centers. Williamson is listed at just 6-foot-7 and primarily operates as a power forward. You have to say, this is a very impressive feat from the 20-year-old.
Zion’s efficiency from the field speaks volumes of how dominant he is on the offensive end. Most of the time, it feels like the Pelicans star is able to score at will. You also have to consider that being one of the most high-profile players in the league today, Williamson plays with a target on his back. He’s always high on the priority list of opposing defenses, but he has somehow managed to overcome the challenges.
Unfortunately for the Pelicans, Zion’s historic evening came in a loss. New Orleans was unable to hold off a Kevin Durant- and James Harden-less Nets side, as they fell 134-129.
Williamson has been tremendous for the Pels this season, but it simply hasn’t been enough. They are currently four and a half games outside the playoffs picture in the Western Conference and each loss diminishes their postseason hopes this term.